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Eyesight Tests

We provide eye tests & Medicals for domestic and commercial vehicle driving licence.

Eye examination is also useful for screening and monitoring chronic diseases such as Diabetes & Hypertension.

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Diabetes Care

Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong condition caused by a lack, or insufficiency of insulin. Insulin is a hormone – a substance of vital importance that is made by your pancreas. Insulin acts like a key to open the doors into your cells, letting sugar (glucose) in. In diabetes, the pancreas makes too little insulin to enable all the sugar in your blood to get into your muscle and other cells to produce energy. If sugar can’t get into the cells to be used, it builds up in the bloodstream. Therefore, diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels. Excess sugar is also excreted in the urine, hence the practice, in days gone by, of tasting it to diagnose the condition.

There are two main categories of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes tends to occur in childhood or early adult life, and always requires treatment with insulin injections. It is caused by the body’s own immune system destroying the insulin-making cells (beta-cells) of the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes usually develops slowly in adulthood. It is progressive and can sometimes be treated with diet and exercise, but more often Type 2 diabetes may require antidiabetic medicine and/or insulin injections.

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Men’s Health

We are acutely aware of the increased interest men are taking in their own health, and aim to provide a comprehensive range of services to match that interest. Specific male issues that relate to the prostate, testicles or erectile dysfunction are issues that are often not easily broached by men and are all too often left unsaid. These can be the cause of needless worry and stress. Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to

  • Smoke and Drink
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care

There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease – can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It’s important to get the screening tests you need.

Whether it’s testicular cancer awareness in younger men or prostatic issues in older men, we can advise and investigate as necessary. If you are interested in having a well man check simply call reception and book an appointment with a doctor of your choice.

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Minor Surgery A Specialty

Minor Surgery

Dr James McDaid  specialises in minor surgery and he qualified from NUIG and worked in LGH for many years.

The procedures carried out usually involve local anaesthetic to the area surgery is required. This involves an injection and numbing of the skin. We are providing this service to help cut the public waiting list.

PROCEDURES

We provide a diverse range of minor surgical procedures which include:

• Moles, Skintags & Warts
• Cysts
• Verrucas
• Toe Nails
• Intra-Articular Injections
• Tongue Ties (including babies)
• Haemorrhoids
• Umbilical Granulomas (including babies)
• Suturing

Women’s Health

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Antenatal Care

The The combined antenatal care programme allows you to be under joint care of your GP and obstetrician during pregnancy. This is internationally recognised as the best and most convenient form of ante-natal care. Visits to Scally McDaid Medical Practice that are related to the pregnancy are free of charge once the HSE application form is completed in the practice. Ideally you should visit one of our doctors as soon as you discover you are pregnant. We will then refer you to your local maternity hospital where you will be seen before 20 weeks for assessment, blood tests and a scan. Subsequently your visits will alternate between the hospital and GP and become more frequent as your pregnancy progresses.

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Family Planning

All of our doctors and nurses hold  are well equipped to counsel on and prescribe the full range of contraception available.

Dr. Scally conducts a range of services including the insertion and removal of contraceptive coils and implants. 

For more information on methods of contraception click on: www.thinkcontraception.ie

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Cervical Screening

SMEAR TESTS

  • Free cervical smear screening for women aged 25-60 years.
  • Cervical Check have issued letters of invitation to all women aged 25 – 60 years (through the national PPS number database).
  • You can choose to opt in to Cervical Check and self register if you have never had a smear before by either logging on to www.cervicalcheck.ie and follow link ‘Check if you are registered’, or alternatively you can call 1800 45 45 55.
  • The details required will be the usual personal details plus your PPS number(essential) so have this close at hand. 
  • Once you have completed the self registration process and you are due a smear test, you will be given a CSP ID number. You may then contact us at Scally McDaid Medical Practice to arrange your smear test appointment with Dr Scally.
  • If you have had a smear in the past and are unsure of your next smear test date, you can simply log on and check if you are registered. You will be issued with an exact date from which to attend for your smear test. You will also be given a CSP ID.
  • The exceptions to the above are women who are attending for follow up smear tests due to previous abnormal smear results or post colposcopy.
  • If you have any further queries please contact us on 07491 64 111.